Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

Fresh Cheese from Scratch - Apr-24-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us for an evening dedicated to learning the art of making fresh cheese and explore the "science of cheese and cheese making. You'll make three different fresh, soft cheeses; yogurt cheese, ricotta, and mozzarella...

The Women's Room - Apr-25-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

The Basics of Canning - Apr-26-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

There is no better way to preserve the wonderful flavors of our harvest than through canning. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she teaches you the proper way to prepare and can the magnificent bounty of our local farms...

The Varieties of Rice Cooking 102 - Apr-30-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Most of us know how to cook white rice or we think we can. Did you know that rice comes in many colors? Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an exploration into the world of rice...

Saute and Sear Mastering Technique - May-01-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

Basic Knife Skills - May-01-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Creamy Dreamy Risotto - May-02-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Making risotto doesn't have to be a nightmare. Yes, it does take patience and is an exercise for your upper arms. In spite of this there's nothing more delectable and delicious than risotto when made correctly...

BBQ University - May-03-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The secret to a great barbeque lies within the magic of the rub, the marinade, the mop and the sauce used in the preparation of your meat. Learn how to create your own fabulous flavors, when to use them and why they are so integral to great barbeque...

Our Programs Are Listed Below - May-04-2014 - Staff

We have listed our programs on the calendar under Sunday. We do not teach on Sundays. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon and evenings...

Chicken Chicken and More Chicken Cooking 101 - May-07-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the world of the humble chicken. From eggs to bird, learn all about the majesty of this wonderful bird including: how to buy, cut, store and prepare...

Senior Anglers Event - May-09-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

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Cooking 101 The Series - May-11-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

Cooking 102 The Series - May-11-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. You've taken Cooking 101 and are ready to continue your education into the world of food. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well...

Mastering Technique The Series - May-11-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series.The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

Grains Cooking 102 - May-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Grains are the foundation of our diet, yet, many of us are not familiar with how to prepare them properly. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening dedicated to preparing the best nature has to offer...

All About Spice and Herbs Cooking 101 - May-21-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Seasoning is the most important component of cooking a great meal. Spices and herbs are the mainstays in creating the perfect seasoning mix. Join us as we explore the differences between herbs and spices, what each is meant to do and how different combinations create the most wonderful alchemy...